Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been thanked by Swedish police for catching a thief who robbed an elderly woman.
The incident took place in Lindelof’s home city of Vasteras, which lies west of Stockholm, and was reported by the Aftonbladet newspaper on Monday.
Asked for comment by Sky Sports, United confirmed the story.
A police statement said a man in his 30s riding a bicycle snatched a bag belonging to a woman in her 90s on Monday morning.
“A man who was in the vicinity is said to have run after the suspected perpetrator, caught up with him and held him until the police arrived at the scene,” police said, without naming Lindelof.
“The police want to take the opportunity and thank the witness for a quick and wise intervention.”
The woman who was robbed has told Aftonbladet that she would like to thank Lindelof by buying him lunch.
The arrested man faces charges of aggravated theft and minor drug offences.
Lindelof made 35 Premier League appearances last season as United secured a third-place finish under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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